2D hybrid networks of gold nanoparticles: mechanoresponsive optical humidity sensors†
Plasmonic coupling is a fascinating phenomenon occurring between neighboring metal nanostructures. We report a straightforward approach to study such process macroscopically by fabricating 2D networks of gold nanoparticles, interconnected with responsive hygroscopic organic linkers. By controlling the humidity we tune the interparticle distance to reversibly trigger plasmonic coupling collectively over several millimeters.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Nanoscale 10th Anniversary Special Issue